Thursday, April 22, 2010

Basque and Bearn landscapes

New paintings for the exhibition at Le Petite Chien gallery in Naverrenx.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Up to the Pyrenees

St Jean Pied de Port

On the road to the mountains.
Up the Pyrenees at Gourette.

St Jean Pied de Port

Out collecting references for new paintings in the Basque country for my Easter exhibition.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Back in the UK and at Centre Parcs and into the snow! Now returned to France and an exhibition in a local reastaurant. Work continuing on new paintings of the southern Bearn region for Easter expo.

Monday, October 19, 2009

three in a row

Tram stop.
30 cm square acrylic on box canvas.
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An electric tramway ran from Pau to Garlin in the early 20th century, a distance of about 40 kms with several big hills on the way.
There seems to be three of these tiny buildings remaining-one of them is lived in!

Lakeside wood shed.
30 cm square acrylic on box canvas.
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An old wood shed on the lakeside near the town of Garlin in south west France.

Eglise nocturne.
30 cm square acrylic on box canvas.
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A small country church in the Bearn, south west France, on a spring night under a full moon.


Latest classic car commission of a Chrysler PT Cruiser for a local Pizza restaurant owner who has customised his car with a lot of expensive bits. His wife has one as well. The commission was as a result of an exhibition at the Hotel de Ville in Pau.

autumn leaves and winter arrives

Suddenly it has turned cold at night and we can see the Pyrenees again. No snow yet but still sunny during the day. Couple of new paintings completed with four more started. Looking for more outlets to sell through and had a phone call from a contact who exhibits is several Retreats (old folks homes) and has had good sales. Another possibility is at the Palais du Beaumont in Pau - a very handsome building which houses a very good restaurant and the casino.

The painting above is based on the waterfall at the Cirque de Gavarnie south of Lourdes with a bit of artistic licence. Have started on a second of the main rock wall as I have decided to finally tackle the mountains.

Monday, September 21, 2009

new art

Start of a new set of paintings for an exhibition to be held with three other artists - British Artists in the BĂ©arn - to be held in a Jurancon vineyard at the end of November. Jurancon is an area to the south of the city of Pau just north of the Pyrenees.